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The German troops'ln the coastal [. district of France, owing to the e defeat at Lille, are threatened !, with destruction. \ Antwerp is waterless, and practiq caliy deserted. The United States Minister to .5 Belgium (Mr White) has been in* e formed by the Germans that his mission has ended, ft Is stated , r that he is to be asked to use his influence to induce America to s recognise the Kaiser as ruler of Belgium. 1 The Russians hurl back the t Germans after fierce fighting west of Warsaw. r The new British Army recruits number 780,0a0. Atlantic war risks have been reduced to 7S 6d. [ The Maritz rebellion in South--1 west Africa has apparently col* , lapsed. A British column captured i 3 officers and 70 men, and 44 ' surrendered and volunteered for ; service with the Union, , Japan has seized and occupied Marsha!! Island and the Caroline island groups. RRiSUNERS UE MAR. I THE COST OF MAINTENANCE, [lTxt Lx mm Fuess Association.] ALCKLAND, October 21, , A’l'iikiiig a meeting of tho CbavitabJo Ahi Hoard night upon the subject ef the maintenance of the families of men detained ns prisoners of war. towards which the Government pay half-eost, Mr [ levd said he understood that enough monev was being spent at Mutuihi on the late Governor of Samoa, who is interned there, to keep halt a dozen families. It v\as stated that otticial dinners wore given there, at which Dr Eehull/, sat at the "head of the table. It was also stated that £2OO had been spent on furniture tor Muluihi. Mo were, treating the German prisoners too . well. They were_ put, into two classes, • the upper class being treated like lords. Mr Mailate said he considered that the Lritish treatment ot Gorman prisoners Mould redound to Groat Britain's honor. Mr Bagnnll stated that tho German pri- ■ stoners in New Zealand were being treated accordiug to the directions of the British Government. MTutn the lime for tin; settlement of hills came, they would bo sent tu the. nrojier quarter. M 1.L1.l NGT(IN, ((ctoller 21Tlu; Auckland telegram regarding the treatment of prisoners ot Mar was shown to Hie Brim:.’ .Minister, who .replied that the Government ,s instructions were to treat prisoners like the Governor and thief .Justice of Samoa according to their tank. No Mgnilicance attached to the treatment a< undi d to prisoners at Motuihi. DUNEDIN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. PALMERSTON LADIES TO THE FORE. Something like 100 eases of goods arc i mnv ready lor shipment to London for distribution amongst British and Belgian folk who arc in distress. 'Probably the IV.keba. will take the first .shipment.' Baby Day on Friday. Doubtless there "■ill lx* it splendid response lo the appeal lor clothing for liable-, and little children. Donations of cakes, c.Meets, and button holes will be welcomed on .Saturday morning tor the Roys; High School sports, the proceeds of which are to lie devoted to the patriotic fund, i The executive have received, a good many boots, which require a little repairing, and would he glad to hear from any bootmakers who can spare halt ait hour to do some mending. Titid morning a splendid donation of over £IOB came, forward for the British arid Belgian fund from the ladies of Palmerston, who added that there were, idill a few pounds to come in. It hardly needs to bo written “MVii done.” The ladies of Palmerston have responded nobly. Tire in ten at in the work of the association is being well maintained, as many additional donations show. general! Kib'iy ami Slither land's ala IT forward us 235. being I heir second contribution to iho hoc;' ol Great Britain and Belgium fund. We-hare ic.eivcd from the M’ondiiaugh Paper Milk employees £2 11s, being their fifth contribution lo the local distress fun! I. The employees A M’ariiell Bios;, send us their sixth contribution (£1) in aid ot the local distress fund Mr A. M. Hendy. Iwii'dretsicr. Princes street, intends to give to the local patriotic distress fund the whole of th« takings athis saloon on Friday next.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914